May 2009

Monday 25 May 2009

 

Combating low literacy rates PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 May 2009 18:44 News

WEST AFRICA: Combating World's Lowest Literacy Rates

DAKAR, Senegal, April 22 (IRIN) - Illiteracy rates in West Africa are the highest in the world, cramping development and weakening citizens’ power to effect socio-economic and political change, say education agencies, who are calling on governments and donors to step up literacy and education efforts.


 

More Ghanaians visit China in 2009 PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 May 2009 18:39 News

More Ghanaians visited China in 2009

 

Accra, May 17, GNA - The Chinese Embassy in Accra processed more than 200,000 visas for Ghanaians to visit the People's Republic of China in 2008 to transact various businesses, Mr Yu Wenzhe, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana announced on Saturday.


 

SAfrica Hotel Tycoon PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 May 2009 18:36 Tourism

otel Tycoon Kerzner's SAfrica Return

By Fran Blany

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 2 (AFP) – After building mega-resorts from the Bahamas to Dubai, tycoon Sol Kerzner is back home in South Africa with a posh new 100-million-dollar hotel, 15 years after pulling up his stakes here in a cloud of controversy.


 

East African press freedom PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 May 2009 18:31 Interviews

Q&A: Average Marks for East African Press Freedom

Joyce Mulama interviews DAVID MAKALI, chairperson of the East Africa Editors’ Guild.

NAIROBI, May 2 (IPS) - Four years ago, a furious Lucy Kibaki, Kenya's First Lady, marked World Press Freedom Day by storming the offices of leading independent publisher the Nation Group with her entourage."


 

Telemedicine PDF Print Email
Monday, 25 May 2009 18:23 News

Russian Company Develops Equipment To Help Tackle Public Health in Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, April 2 (APA) - A Russian medical research and production company is looking to export its latest equipment to help tackle various health problems such as tuberculosis, malaria, HIV/AIDS and poliomyelitis, among others in remote rural areas of African countries, the board chairman of the National Telemedicine Agency (NTA), Michael Ya Natenzon, told APA in Moscow in an interview on Friday.


 

 

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